Commercial Finance Analyst

Created: 30-04-2020

Deadline: 28-06-2020

Category: Finance

Location: Baltimore, Maryland

The role of the Commercial Finance Analyst will be focused on providing financial oversight and insightful analysis into all channels (Retail, Wholesale, eCommerce) within Canada, while partnering with leadership to drive key strategic decisions.  Responsibilities will include supporting the development of the annual budget, providing variance analysis for monthly business reviews and identifying risks and opportunities within the Canada market.  The successful candidate must possess strong business partnership skills in order to collaborate with stakeholders across multiple functions (Sales, Merchandising, Marketing, etc.).

Essential Functions:

  • Support the financial planning and analysis processes within the Canada market, including short and long-term forecasting, monthly variance analysis, and close tasks.
  • Build strong relationships with business partners, while providing financial/commercial support to drive performance and influence the delivery of the top-line results.
  • Work closely with functional teams across all channels, including Retail, Wholesale, and eCommerce to develop financial models to monitor trends, improve forecast accuracy and identify risks/opportunities.
  • Implement process improvements to drive efficiencies in areas such as month-end close, forecasting, and ongoing reporting.
  • Prepare daily/weekly sales reports and create scorecards measuring the accuracy of daily spreads, store forecast, KPIs, etc. as appropriate.
  • Lead deep dives on store performance using analytics to inform and influence the sales and merchandising teams around key drivers supporting the development of store-level strategies.
  • Provide ad hoc analytical support and perform special projects as needed.

The Canada Commercial Finance Team is accountable for:

  • Delivering the commercial results (P&L and Balance Sheet) within the market and acting as the ‘engine room’ of business performance management; owning the planning, budgeting, and forecasting processes within the framework set by Group Operations.
  • Delivering the commercial results (P&L and Balance Sheet) within the market and acting as the ‘engine room’ of business performance management; owning the planning, budgeting, and forecasting processes within the framework set by Group Operations.
  • Maintaining a ‘forward looking’ mindset, focusing on identifying opportunities to drive improvements in the top and bottom line.
  • Setting financial and operational KPIs to drive performance in collaboration with North America’s cluster leadership and global finance teams.

Something About You:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting or related field required.
  • 3-5 years of experience in financial planning, analysis and/or accounting.
  • Experience from retail, fashion or FMCG industry strongly desired.
  • Ability to interpret financial statements, analyze results, identify key issues, and provide recommendations.
  • High energy and willingness to drive a global agenda.
  • Comfortable multitasking and adapting to a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to collaborate cross functionally to drive business results.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (with focus on Excel and Power Point)
  • Ability to learn new financial information systems and to work between various IT systems efficiently and accurately.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • “One Global Team” oriented

Travel Required: less than 5% 

If you are interested in this position, please send your resume to PandoraUSCareers@pandora.net

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